Dry needling is a therapeutic technique in which a trained physical therapist inserts small, sterile, filament needles into the skin and muscle. Dry needling evokes a healing response in the tissue and can help treat both acute and chronic pain.
What Is It?
Dry needling is a minimally invasive technique used to treat muscles, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous fascia, scar tissue, peripheral nerves, and chronic pain syndromes. The therapist will insert a thin, solid needle into dysfunctional tissue contributing to pain or dysfunction to aid with tissue healing.
What are the Benefits?
Dry needling is an effective pain management tool and a way of stimulating healing in injured areas. Physical therapists use dry needling to effectively treat various ailments, from headaches and chronic back pain to tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.